Definition of Sjögren's syndrome in US English:

Sjögren's syndrome

(also Sjögren's disease)


  • A chronic autoimmune condition characterized by degeneration of the salivary and lachrymal glands, causing dryness of the mouth and eyes.

    • ‘This is the mouth of a 58 year old woman who has secondary Sjögren's syndrome associated with limited scleroderma.’
    • ‘Given the rarity of conditions such as scleroderma and Sjögren's syndrome, a study would need to be very large to fully clarify the association between breast implants and these disorders.’


1930s: named after Henrik S. C. Sjögren (1899–1986), Swedish physician.


Sjögren's syndrome

/ˈSHo͝oɡrənz ˌsindrōm/